Apocalypse

I finally got a real taste of Moonlight Clan.

The term ‘Moonlight Clan 月光族’ is no alien to me – spending money over the entire month of salary. It’s a domino effect when the previous month has already running behind in money, then the following months would roll over to another. It’s very common here in Hong Kong when cost of living shows no mercy to its people.

It all began from my last trip to Taipei. How expensive would it be to travel there? To me, a trip like this was a miracle. Then some more spent on my dad’s new phone and a replacement computer speaker.

It was uneasy to get through day by day. I’d been questioning, filled with discouragement and despair; it hugely affects the well being of a person. It’s nothing like an apocalypse, but it’s pretty darn close. I never want it happen again.

Proofing it sharing is giving. Photos were taken with a borrowed (all manual) Nikon FM2. I really appreciate the host of this camera, giving is the ultimate spices in life.

Birdie
Giving and Sharing
First Contact
Plant Decor
Chinese Dress

5 thoughts on “Apocalypse

  1. Alan,
    Great shots. Those are using film, no? I owned an FM2 some years ago and I did enjoy it. Your photos are very peaceful and strong. Thank you for posting. I have visited Hong Kong years ago, maybe almost 30 years now and it has changed immensely I’m sure. I enjoy your posts. Keep up the good work. Take care!

    Regards,
    Mitchell Lorens
    Sacramento, California

    1. Hello Mitchell, thanks very much. These were all taken with a FM2. I did not even know how to open that hatch! I guess analogue cameras all work the same way, they were all sufficiently exposed despite of low light settings. I do enjoy too however the time with the FM2 was just too short. I wish I could do more fashion/personal documentary someday, that’s where a analogue SLR like FM can shine!

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